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New Frontiers – Health Anxiety in the Age of COVID
4 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT$44
APN CLINICAL FOCUS WEBINAR SERIES
‘New Frontiers – Health Anxiety in the Age of COVID’
Associate Professor Jill Newby
Black Dog Institute and UNSW School of Psychology
About the ‘New Frontiers’ webinars: In 2020 the Anxiety Practitioners Network will be bringing you a range of webinars aimed at providing an up to date review of the current evidence-based psychological treatments for the anxiety disorders as well as emerging treatment innovations to help further improve treatment outcomes.
About this webinar: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how common and debilitating health anxiety is, and the challenges of distinguishing when it is normal and adaptive, versus problematic. Drawing on the latest research and theories of health anxiety, this webinar will describe when and why it develops, who is at risk, and why it persists. Using clinical examples, it will provide an overview of gold-standard assessment tools, new (vs. old) diagnostic labels and considerations, what works/doesn’t work in psychological and pharmacological treatment for health anxiety, and a brief description of emerging treatment innovations.
About the presenter: Jill Newby is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at the Black Dog Institute and UNSW School of Psychology. Her research and clinical work specialises in anxiety and related disorders, including health anxiety and technology-based treatments. Jill developed the THIS WAY UP Health Anxiety Course at theClinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (St Vincent’s Hospital), and has developed and tested other novel interventions for health anxiety including computerised interpretation training and imagery rescripting. She has published over 80 journal articles, and written articles on health anxiety for the general public which have featured outlets including the Sydney Morning Herald and the Conversation.